I think, at this point, that I'd round up a Windows workstation and download the free 30-day eval of Acrobat Pro. Partly to help with debugging, but also to see if the newer Distiller code could deal with whatever is causing your problem.
Art On 11/30/05, Geiszler, Catherine <Catherine.Geiszler at gd-ais.com> wrote: > Thanks for the thoughts on this troublesome conversion. > > This is UNIX, so Distiller doesn't display. PDFs in UNIX convert 1st to > a file with a .tps extension (temporary post script), then to a .pdf > file from there. With Distiller "under the hood", so to speak, some of > the info that's available and useful in Windows doesn't appear here: > *A Distiller error log will display in an x-term, but it doesn't give up > anything as useful as a page where the .tps file fails. > *Distiller doesn't run overtly on UNIX the way our system is set up, so > it's not possible to print to .ps and distill manually. > > I've tried it the few ways available to us on UNIX, which include- > A. Save as PDF (this normally works pretty well on UNIX, and works for > all other files in the book individually) > B. Print to file: I print directly to PDF- in UNIX this prints to the > .tps file, then distills to the pdf from there. When I try to print to > a .ps file, I get an error from Distiller at that point. I do know how > to do this on a Windows platform, but unfortunately this option's not > available to me right now. > > I also got a phone call from Matt Hoffman, who suggested that I create a > blank doc, import formats from a document that is working, and then copy > the body of the corrupt doc into the new clean template. We had tried > this yesterday- it's definitely the document that is corrupt, as having > the new doc made no difference. But I appreciate the suggestion. > > Thanks > Catherine > > -----Original Message----- > From: Mike Wickham [mailto:mewickham at compuserve.com] > Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:22 PM > To: Geiszler, Catherine; Frame Users > Subject: Re: Corrupt document that's not giving up its secrets > > >> We have a book that will not pdf, regardless of whether one uses > Print > >> to File... or Save As... functions. > > Does Distiller display an error code when PDF creation fails? > > Mike > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358